Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a comprehensive plan to keep students safe in his state, including suggestions to raise the minimum age to buy a gun.
Scott said the plan will address strengthening gun laws to keep “guns away from dangerous and violent people.”
Part of that includes creating a “Violent Threat Restraining Order,” which permits a court “to prohibit a violent or mentally ill person from purchasing or possessing a firearm when either a family member, community welfare expert or law enforcement officer presents evidence to the court of a threat of firearms violence.
A shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killed at least 17 people, stunning the town and much of the nation, as investigators raced to find a possible motive behind the bloodbath.
Kyle Kashuv didn’t own a firearm and had never fired one. That changed over the weekend when he went to a range with his father. He tweeted stills and video of the range session.
Kashuv wrote on Twitter. “This was my first time ever touching a gun and it made me appreciate the #Constitution even more.”
It was great learning about our inalienable right of #2A and how to properly use a gun. This was my first time ever touching a gun and it made me appreciate the #Constitution even more. My instructor was very informative; I learnt a lot. #2A is important and we need 2 preserve 2A pic.twitter.com/4rcOZbpl88
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 21, 2018
Kashuv issued a statement on what transpired to The Daily Wire, and you have to read the whole thing to believe it (emphasis mine):
Near the end of third period, my teacher got a call from the office saying I need to go down and see a Mr. Greenleaf. I didn’t know Mr. Greenleaf, but it turned out that he was an armed school resource officer. I went down and found him, and he escorted me to his office. Then a second security officer walked in and sat behind me. Both began questioning me intensely. First, they began berating my tweet, although neither of them had read it; then they began aggressively asking questions about who I went to the range with, whose gun we used, about my father, etc. They were incredibly condescending and rude.
Then a third officer from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office walked in, and began asking me the same questions again. At that point, I asked whether I could record the interview. They said no. I asked if I had done anything wrong. Again, they answered no. I asked why I was there. One said, “Don’t get snappy with me, do you not remember what happened here a few months ago?”
They continued to question me aggressively, though they could cite nothing I had done wrong.They kept calling me “the pro-Second Amendment kid.”I was shocked and honestly, scared. It definitely felt like they were attempting to intimidate me.
I was treated like a criminal for no reason other than having gone to the gun range and posted on social media about it.
Kyle Kashuv went to the gun range to practice proper gun safety techniques, and according to him, the sheriff’s officer gave him the third degree. What is wrong with this picture?
This is outrageous. Instead of looking for solutions or holding their own department accountable for countless failures, @browardsheriff 's officers are now harassing kids with views they don't like.
That department desperately needs new leadership and accountability. https://t.co/9ugDoTkCxN
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) April 23, 2018
Broward County Public Schools and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office have not responded to requests for comment about their actions.